23,438 cyclists took part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday, with three of those competing, raising funds for Reedham. Clear skies followed Saturday's rain as the riders headed off from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park early, before cycling past some of the capital's iconic landmarks towards Surrey and ending in the Mall.
Lionel, Mike and Sam's times of 4.57, 5.45 and 7.34 are a true reflection of their energy and commitment throughout this gruelling course, in particular those leg-testing climbs!
Mike Nevill (Reedham Trustee)
for me, out of bed at 4.45am, grabbed bike, to start in wet weather. Official start-time at 7.30am with the clouds
clearing, we were away in slightly windy conditions. Averaged 17.5 mph, with no stops, punctures
or mechanicals. Very pleased with finish
time of 5.45. Enjoyed relaxing with my
kids who also took part, over a few beers.
What a great day. Entering
again for next year to try and get time down.
Now I have two half marathons to
Sam May (Citigroup)
I dragged myself out of bed at 5.30am, the sun was shining. Arrived at wave area at 7.40am, ready to
start at 8am. Set off in good
conditions, but a bit chilly. Hardest
hill was Leigh Hill by far. I really
enjoyed a bacon sandwich at mile 68, the best bacon sarni ever! Great to see my family and fiancé waiting for me along the
Mall. My time was 7.34.
Huge thank you to each of our riders who between them, raised over £4k!
Most of the families we work with are struggling to care for their children due to disability or long term mental or physical ill health; every penny raised goes directly towards transforming the lives of vulnerable children